Getting older is all a part of life, but it comes with its quirks, such as the inability to do all of the things that you once did with the same enthusiasm and vigor as long ago. Luckily, seniors of all ages and with all types of concerns can choose from numerous support aids to help them through their days.
The following support aids are some of the most important to have on hand for easier living, and many even make it possible to continue to live at home. Here are 5 support aids that protect seniors and make their lives more mobile:
1. Medical alert systems
Medical alert systems provide seniors with a one-button touch system that notifies emergency personnel that help is needed in the event of an emergency at the home. It doesn’t matter what type of emergency, whether it is a medical emergency or a fire or flood, the system gets help right away.
A variety of canes make it easier for a senior with mobility issues to get around without the use of a wheelchair or walker. Canes provide support that prevents the user from slipping and falling, whether at home or elsewhere. They’re designed to provide support using just one hand, keeping the secondary hand free to carry a bag or for other reasons.
3. Chair lifts
Chair lifts are designed to help individuals get out of a chair from a seated position. The chair lift reclines back and forward, so comfortable sitting is another benefit. A chair lift works on recliners and other types of chairs. It is easy to install on the chair and makes life much easier for any senior who lives alone and who has trouble getting up and down from a chair.
Walkers provide support for seniors when they walk. Almost any senior can benefit from using a walker, especially when traveling to locations outside of the home. The walker prevents the senior from falling and makes getting around much easier for a senior who may have trouble walking or otherwise getting around. Many different sizes and types of walkers are available in price ranges small and high. Compare all of the options to find the best walker for your loved one.
5. Bathroom mobility devices
Urinary inconsistency is one of the biggest problems that a senior face in their golden years. On top of urinary issues, many seniors cannot move fast enough to make it to the bathroom during emergencies (i.e., grab bars, elevated toilet seats, commodes). For these situations, bathroom mobility devices are available that help prevent accidents. Many seniors want to have one of these devices readily available to use in their time of need.